The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is the apex sports body controlling the sports
in Asia. It is one of the five continental associations recognized by the IOC.
The OCA was formed in 1982 and has its permanent headquarters in Kuwait. The main
objective of the Olympic Council of Asia is to develop sport, culture and education
of Asian youth and to promote international respect, friendship, goodwill & peace
Since its formation in 1982, the Olympic Council of Asia has had only two presidents.
Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah was the first president, from 1982 to 1990, and was succeeded
in 1991 by Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.
The purpose of the OCA EB is to effectively set and control the policies, administration
and business of the OCA. All decisions by the EB are sent to the GA for information
or ratification. The Executive Board is comprised of one President with 5 Vice-Presidents
coming from the 5 different zones of the Asian Continent (East, South East, South,
Central and West Asia), 6 Vice Presidents one each from the host country of the
Asian Summer Games, Asian Winter Games, Asian Indoor Games, Asian Beach Games, Asian
Martial Arts Games and Asian Youth Games along with the Secretary General, the Chairman
of the 14 OCA Standing Committees, the Director General and the Technical Director.
The General Assembly is the final authority which determines all matters concerning
the OCA. It also holds specific power to enforce the fundamental principles, objectives,
rules, regulations and bye laws which are laid down the OCA Constitution.
The OCA General Assembly is comprised of the Executive Board members, the honorary life
and vice presidents, the honorary life members, IOC and Olympic Solidarity members
and the chairman and secretary general of the Asian Games Organising Committee of
the host country. These normally host the GA as they are not entitled to vote.
The voting and power lies with the NOCs of Asia which are affiliated to the OCA who
have one vote each, these are normally represented by up to three delegates. Others
may attend but they will not have voting powers, these include the president or
secretary general of the General Association of Asian Sports Federations, one representative
of the international sports federations who may be from Asia and Asian sports federations
All presidents of the council, on completion of 4 full terms in office who are not
re elected automatically qualify to become a honorary life president upon the termination
of their office.
All existing honorary life presidents of the AGF’s shall retain their status within
The Vice president and secretary general on completion of 4 full terms in office
that are not re elected automatically qualify to become a honorary life vice president
upon the termination of their office.
The president of the OCA can appoint other honorary president, vice president or
members as he sees fit for outstanding service to further the fundamental principles
and the general aims and objectives of the OCA. These appointments however are subject
to the approval of the General Assembly.
The standing committees are created by the President of the OCA for the sole purpose
of addressing issues and advising the OCA General Assembly, Executive Board and
the President of specific issues related to them. There are currently 14 Standing
Committees but the President retains the right to establish other permanent or ad
hoc commissions and working groups as he sees fit. The terms of these commissions
are the presidents’ sole discretion.
The administration is conducted by the Director General, who is appointed by the
President of the OCA. The duties of the director general are to be responsible for
the day to day administration and financial affairs of the OCA HQ and appointment
of its staff.
Asian Games Organising Committees
The Asian Games Organising Committees(AGOC) organise the Olympic Games in collaboration
with their National Olympic Committee and the host city.
Olympic Council of Asia
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